All You Can Live Music

Want to know the best venue to see a band up close? How about photo tips for capturing concerts at night? We’ve enlisted a troop of live music lovers who can give you insider advice to help you listen like a local. Check out, or should we say listen in, to what these Localeurs have to say in the links below.

Meet Our Localeurs

Atlanta with Claire

@claire.currie

Hey there, I’m Claire! I’m an advertising executive, living in Atlanta but frequenting the California coast. I’m a live-music and taco enthusiast and love learning about people in both my professional and personal life.  
  • TABERNACLE

    The best concert venue in Atlanta, in my opinion! The Tabernacle is an old church they converted into a concert venue. It has a pretty large capacity, but if you want to get a really good spot, try snagging a seat in the upper balcony.

  • THE COCA-COLA ROXY

    Located in The Battery, right by the new Braves ballpark, is the Roxy, where you can see acts ranging from Haim to Maren Morris to Meek Mill. Get there a little early so you can snag a spot right near the stage.

  • TERMINAL WEST

    Tucked away in West Midtown, Terminal West is the perfect size for intimate shows. And be sure to check out Stationside, their in-house restaurant.

Boston with Georgina

@bostongeorgina

Hey friends, I’m Georgina. I’m a Boston-based marketer and lifestyle blogger, as well as the founder of Boston Content Strategy, where I work to create one-of-a-kind digital experiences.  
  • FENWAY PARK

    Go early to enjoy the bars and restaurants in the area like Hojoko, Sweet Cheeks, Citizen Public House and Fool’s Errand for the most delicious snacks! And make sure you grab a brown-butter lobster roll at Eventide before heading to the event.

  • ROCKLAND TRUST BANK PAVILION

    The pavilion in Boston’s up-and-coming Seaport District is one of the best places to see summertime concerts. If you make it to the area early, head to Trillium Brewing Company for a beer on the patio of their brand-new brew pub, fresh seafood at Yankee Lobster or Row 34, or delicious pizza at Pastoral.

  • ROYALE

    The best part about seeing a show at Royale is getting late-night food in Chinatown after. My favorite options are Korean fried chicken at Crave Mad for Chicken or a big bowl of ramen at Ruckus.

Raleigh with Zarrin

@zarrinalam

Welcome! I’m Zarrin. I’m a Raleigh native, working full time in the entertainment-tech industry and fashion blogging part time. My favorite thing is exploring my local community to find the latest and greatest venues and concerts.  
  • NCMA AMPHITHEATER

    The North Carolina Museum of Art Amphitheater is the hidden treasure for summer concerts that draws big folk bands to this amazing museum park. Lay out your picnic with wine, charcuterie and lawn chairs. Then relax and take in the stunning view of the park.

  • PNC ARENA

    Outside of Raleigh, PNC Arena draws bigger artists such as Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran to the 20,000-capacity venue.

  • CAT’S CRADLE

    Cat’s Cradle features up-and-coming artists and draws in people looking to enjoy an intimate setting with their favorite bands.

Los Angeles with JD

@mrkingjd

Hey all, I’m JD. I’m an Ohio native, photographer and event producer, traveling the world to hone my craft between sneaker events, concerts and festivals.  
  • DODGER STADIUM

    Festival prep is real. Comfortable shoes, that you also don’t mind getting destroyed by hundreds of eager fans, are an absolute must.

  • ZEBULON

    Zebulon is the perfect one-stop shop for live music, great food and good drinks.
    Try the brunch on Saturday and Sunday, and thank me later.

Austin with Jay

@lifebeginsatmidnight

Hello, hello! I’m Jay. After spending the last several years in Houston, Texas, where I started my career as a photographer and DJ, I’ve recently made the move to Brooklyn. Working in both music and photography has allowed me to work on various projects of note including Trap Karaoke, with which I traveled the country.    
  • PHOTO ADVICE

    Shooting concerts at night often requires an understanding of timing and light. Look for smoke over spotlights for more surreal captures.

  • CHECK TOUR DATES

    With tons of top talent coming through Austin, it can be easy to miss out. Check tour dates often so you can catch big acts at cozy venues. Here’s a photo of Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett electrifying the crowd.